Tag: Federal Reserve

  • Feds John Williams Goes to New York Heavy on Economics, Light on Markets

    He will make up part of Chairman Powell’s powerful policy trio Now-San Francisco Fed president is holistically nonconformist Fed’s Williams Shifts to N.Y. as Powell Shapes Policy Troika Williams’s quirks — his obsessions also include video games and Elvis Costello — set him apart from his more buttoned-up Fed colleagues. The style differences are about […]

  • Powells Fed Debut Shows Shift Away From Theory, Models

    Fed forecasts show mild response to labor market overshoot Powell willing to let labor market show him when slack is gone

  • Bond-Stock Clash Has Just Begun as Inflation Looms

    The tug-of-war between stocks and bonds is at the heart of the shakeout roiling financial markets. This week’s U.S. inflation report could hold the key to the next phase. Seemingly every time 10-year Treasury yields approached a four-year high last week, equities investors panicked, fearing the specter of higher inflation and a more aggressive pace of […]

  • Can Jerome Powell Run the Fed for the People?

    Ever since Donald Trump officially nominated Jerome Powell on Nov. 2 to be chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Wall Streeters and others have been scouring his bio for clues on what type of U.S. central banker he’ll be. Here’s what we know: Powell has a personality that veers toward consensus building. The has Powell.

  • Corporate America Has Amassed a Record Amount of Cash

    Corporate America has never been in better shape to put its cash hoard to use on everything from investment to acquisitions, share buybacks and dividends. Or just hold on to it. Non-financial companies’ liquid assets, which include foreign deposits, currency as well as money-market and mutual fund shares, reached a record of almost $2.3 trillion […]